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Fulton Faculty Colloquia

Featuring the teaching, scholarship and service of faculty members from across the Fulton School, the colloquia celebrate both the work of individual faculty and our disciplinary diversity. Please join your Fulton colleagues virtually this year for a series of thought-provoking colloquia! Free and open to the public.

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Winter and Spring 2021 Fulton Faculty Colloquia

First Tuesday of the Month (except January 19), 3:30-5:00 pm on Zoom

Featuring the teaching, scholarship, and service of faculty members from across the Fulton School, the colloquia celebrate both the work of individual faculty and our disciplinary diversity. Please join your Fulton colleagues virtually this year for our series of thought-provoking colloquia!

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January 19: International Exchanges without Travel: Connecting Classrooms Across the Globe

COVID limited student travel, but several faculty members found innovative ways for students to gain international experience without leaving the country. In this colloquium, speakers will discuss partnering with faculty across the globe to enhance the classroom learning experience.

  • Dr. Brian Stiegler, Associate Provost for International Education; Dr. Sarah Surak, Associate Professor, Political Science and Environmental Studies: Dr. Lori DeWitt, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Communication; Melany Trenary, Lecturer, Communication; Dr. Tina Reid, Professor, Nursing; Dr. Sally Perret, Associate Professor, Modern Languages, and Assistant Director of Nationally Competitive Fellowships; Dr. David Burns, Professor, Communication.

February 2: Fulton Faculty Award Winners: Teaching and Civic Engagement

  • Dr. Rachel Steele, Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dr. Steele teaches a wide range of courses, including Psychology of Prejudice that she adapted for the Clarke Honors College. In her courses, she actively discusses racism and innovates her curriculum to connect current events with course concepts and theories.

  • Dr. Andrew Sharma, Professor, Communication

Dr. Sharma earned the US Department of State US India Educational Foundation grant to create civic engagement documentary films in India and the US, which allows audience members to participate and experience via multimedia tools, and place-based (local) education. The project promotes civic engagement in India and the U.S. through the creation of these interactive documentary films. The grant is part of the USIEF 21st Century Knowledge Initiative to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian higher education institutions.

March 2: Fulton Faculty Books: Multimedia Journalism and Health Communication

  • Dr. Jennifer Cox, Associate Professor, Communication, Author of:

Feature Writing and Reporting: Journalism in the Digital Age, published by Sage Publications.

This book offers a fresh look at feature writing and reporting in the 21st century. The award-winning author illustrates the fundamentals of feature writing and reporting while emphasizing the skills and tools needed to be successful in the digital era. Special attention on new multimedia and online reporting prepares readers for success in a rapidly changing media landscape.

  • Dr. Vinita Agarwal, Associate Professor, Communication, Author of:

Medical Humanism, Chronic Illness, and the Body in Pain: An Ecology of Wholeness, published by Roman & Littlefield.

Even as life expectancies increase, growing numbers of people are living with chronic illness and pain than ever before. Long-term self-management of chronic conditions involves negotiating the intersections of personal life choices, community and workplace structures, and family roles. This book proposes an ecological model of wholeness, which envisions wholeness in the dialogic engagement of the philosophical orientations of the biomedical and traditional medical systems.

April 6: Fulton Faculty Books: African American and Korean Diaspora

  • Dr. Aston Gonzalez, Associate Professor, History, Author of:

Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century, published by the University of North Carolina Press.

The fight for racial equality in the nineteenth century played out not only in marches and political conventions but also in the print and visual culture created and disseminated throughout the United States by African Americans. African American activists seized these opportunities and produced images that advanced campaigns for black rights. Reviewers call the book “trailblazing,” “inspirational,” and “masterful.”

  • Dr. EJ Han, Assistant Professor, Communication, Co-editor of:

Korean Diaspora across the World: Homeland in History, Memory, Imagination, Media, and Reality, published by Lexington Books.

Edited by Eun-Jeong Han, Min Wha Han, and JongHwa Lee, this volume analyzes the Korean diaspora across the world and traces the meaning and the performance of homeland. The contributors explore different types of discourses among Korean diaspora across the world, such as personal/familial narratives, oral/life histories, public discourses, and media discourses. They also examine the notion of "space" to diasporic experiences, arguing meanings of space/place for Korean diaspora are increasingly multifaceted. Winner of the National Communication Association’s Asian Pacific American Communication Studies Division 2020 Outstanding Book Award.

May 4: Fulton Faculty Grant-Supported Service

  • Dr. Yuki Okubo, Assistant Professor, Psychology; Dr. Michele Schlehofer, Professor, Psychology; and Accelerated Mentoring Program Students

Psychology faculty earned an American Psychological Association grant to develop an Accelerated Mentoring Program, a comprehensive professional development program for racial minority students majoring in Psychology. AMP integrates a mentored community-based participatory action research experience with intensive professional development using e-portfolio.

  • Dr. Timothy Stock, Associate Professor and Chair, Philosophy; and Dr. Michele Schlehofer, Professor, Psychology

This National Endowment for the Humanities Grant creates the “Re-envisioning Ethics Access and Community Humanities (R.E.A.C.H.) Initiative: Integrating Community and Curricular Ethics.” The project focuses on ethics, ethics literacy and ethics agency through new curricular and co-curricular resources, connecting with the community. The grant supports planning to create a community ethics network, a program to support faculty via “ethics across the curriculum” seminars, and planning for the establishment of a public ethics resource center to be an anchoring partner between community-based organizations and SU faculty and students.